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Peach Cobbler with Canned Peaches

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Our easy peach cobbler recipe with canned peaches and flaky pie crust is a quick soul food dessert. Serve it with a scoop of ice cream and enjoy!

When it comes to gatherings, celebrations, and cherished family moments, you can bet your sweet Georgia peaches that this easy peach cobbler recipe with canned peaches is stealing the spotlight. It’s a time-honored classic. If I’m being honest, I’m torn between this recipe and our beloved southern sweet potato pie and red velvet cake for the holidays. I love them both!

This is a true soul food dessert! Is it pie, or is it cobbler? Who cares when it’s this indulgent and delicious?!

So here’s the thing: we wanted to make sure this classic canned peach cobbler recipe was more than just a regular blog post. We held off until it was tried, tested, and perfected a dozen times over, with cans of sliced peaches, frozen peaches, and with fresh peaches. Because, you see, our love for cobbler knows no bounds. And now, we’re overjoyed to share this cherished recipe with you.

This easy peach cobbler recipe calls for two flaky, ready-to-go pie crusts, canned peaches, a dash of cinnamon, a pinch of nutmeg, and a splash of lemon and vanilla. This southern dessert is the center of attention at gatherings and holiday feasts. Let’s dive into the deliciousness!


  • 2 (14.5-ounce) canned peaches, sliced, in heavy syrup
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg (optional)
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter (1 stick)
  • 3/4 cup of granulated sugar
  • 1 pinch Diamond Crystal Kosher Salt (start with less and adjust to taste if using any other type of salt)
  • 1 box pie crust (2 count, example: Pillsbury Ready-to-Bake )
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup all purpose flour

Southern Peach Cobbler with Canned Peaches vs Fresh Peaches

I prefer the convenience of canned peaches. They are available year-round and require minimal preparation since they come pre-peeled and pre-sliced. Canned peaches are also consistent in flavor and texture so you always get a reliable result.

Recipe Variations

Peach Cobbler with Frozen Peaches: This recipe uses less sugar and has a fresh peachy taste with a hint of tartiness. The peaches aren’t too mushy, not too firm. Also, this recipe requires very little prep, and no pots or pans. Just toss the frozen peaches into a big bowl, throw in your ingredients, give it a good stir, pour it into your baking dish, and pop it in the oven.

Cobbler Topping: For a biscuit-like, cakey topping, you can make a quick and easy cobbler batter. Whisk together 1 cup all-purpose flour, 1 cup sugar, 2 teaspoons baking powder, and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Pour in 1 cup milk and whisk until smooth and well combined. Pour cobbler filling into a greased baking dish, then spoon the cobbler batter evenly over the peaches, but do not stir. Bake until lightly golden brown on top, about 35 to 40 minutes.

Lattice Topping: Another regional variation is to make a lattice-topped cobbler with a Ready-to-Bake pie crust. Tip: If you do a lattice topping, allow the filling to cool completely, and make sure the dough is chilled so that it’s easy to handle. Simply Recipes has a great tutorial for how to make a lattice top.

How to Make This Recipe

Step 1: Prep the Flour Slurry

  • Combine 1/4 cup water and 1/4 cup all-purpose flour.
  • Give it a good mix and set it aside for now.

Step 2: Create the Peach Filling

  • Place a medium-sized pot on your stove over medium-high heat.
  • Add canned peaches in heavy syrup, vanilla, cinnamon, lemon juice, nutmeg, butter, sugar, and salt to the medium saucepan. As the butter melts completely, gently stir to mix well.
  • Next, reduce heat to medium and pour in the flour slurry you made earlier. Keep stirring to create a thick filling.
  • Continue cooking for an additional 5 minutes.

Step 3: Assemble and Bake the Cobbler

  • Grease an 8×11 baking dish with non-stick cooking spray.
  • Roll out one ready-made pie crust (or homemade if you prefer). Cut the dough into a square to fit the base of the dish.
  • Carefully pour your filling over the crust in the baking dish.
  • Now, top it off with the remaining pie crust. This is going to be the golden, crispy topping for your cobbler.
  • Brush any leftover cobbler filling left in the pot over the top crust.
  • Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C) and bake for 30 to 35 minutes until it’s golden brown and bubbling.

Step 4: Serve and Enjoy

  • Once it’s done, allow your homemade peach cobbler to cool down for a bit. You want those flavors to settle and the steam to escape.
  • Finally, serve family-style in the baking dish. Spoon warm portions out with a side of vanilla ice cream or whipped creamand enjoy!

How to Thicken Peach Cobbler Filling

Water and flour can be combined to make a thickening agent. This mixture is commonly known as a “flour slurry.” To make a flour slurry for thickening peach cobbler, mix 1/2 cup water and 1/4 cup all-purpose flour.

Add the slurry to the filling to thicken. When heated, the starch in the flour absorbs the liquid and swells, thickening the filling.

Tip: It’s a common and simple way to add thickness to a variety of dishes, and it’s similar to a roux (a mixture of flour and fat) in cooking to create a base for many sauces.

How to Serve

Southern peach cobbler is best served warm. If it’s just come out of the oven, let it cool for a few minutes first. Serve family style by using a large serving spoon and scoop out portions into individual bowls.

A scoop of vanilla ice cream on top of warm peach cobbler is a classic and indulgent combination. The contrast between the warm cobbler and the cold ice cream is amazing. You can also add fresh whipped cream, a dusting of powdered sugar or cinnamon.

Make Ahead Peach Cobbler Using Canned Peaches

Making peach cobbler ahead of time can be a convenient way to prepare this delicious dessert for holidays or other special occasions. Proper storage is essential to maintain its flavor and freshness. Here’s how we do it:

  1. Allow it to Cool: If your cobbler is still warm, allow it to cool to room temperature before storing.
  2. Use an Airtight Container: Transfer leftovers into an airtight container. An airtight container helps prevent moisture loss and keeps the cobbler fresh.
  3. Cover with Plastic Wrap or Foil: If you don’t have an airtight container, you can use plastic wrap or aluminum foil to cover the cobbler. Ensure that it’s tightly sealed to minimize air exposure.
  4. Refrigerate Promptly: Place the container in the refrigerator as soon as possible. The leftovers should be refrigerated within two hours of being prepared.
  5. Store for Up to 3-4 Days: Peach cobbler can be safely stored in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days.
  6. Reheating: When you’re ready to enjoy the leftover peach cobbler, you can reheat it in the oven or microwave. Reheat until it’s warm throughout.

Can I Use Frozen Peaches?

Yes, you can use frozen peaches to make peach cobbler. Our Southern peach cobbler with frozen peaches recipe has a flaky lattice pie crust, and is quick, easy, and delicious.


Does peach cobbler need to be refrigerated?

Yes, it needs to be refrigerated if you’re not going to eat it within a couple of hours after baking (while its still warm or at room temperature). If there are leftovers, or if you’ve made the cobbler ahead of time, it’s best to refrigerate it. Refrigeration and freezing slow down the growth of harmful bacteria and help prevent spoilage.

Why do I need to boil canned peaches?

Two reasons! First, boiling canned peaches with sugar, flour, etc. helps to create a thickened filling so the cobbler won’t be watery. Also, it helps to infuse the peaches with the cinnamon and nutmeg.

More Dessert Recipes

Check out our irresistible collection of Southern dessert recipes. From classic peach cobbler to decadent red velvet cake, discover the soulful flavors that define Southern sweetness in every delightful bite.


Our effortless peach cobbler recipe, made with canned peaches and a flaky pie crust, is a quick and soulful dessert experience. Add a scoop of ice cream and enjoy!

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Peach Cobbler Recipe with Canned Peaches

  • Author: cooks with soul
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 40 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x
  • Category: dessert
  • Method: oven
  • Cuisine: southern, soul food


This easy Southern peach cobbler recipe with canned peaches and flaky pie crust is a delicious soul food dessert. Serve it with a scoop of ice cream and enjoy!


  • 2 (14.5-ounce) canned peaches, sliced, in heavy syrup
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg (optional)
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter (1 stick)
  • 3/4 cup of granulated sugar
  • 1 pinch Diamond Crystal Kosher Salt (start with less and adjust to taste if using any other type of salt)
  • 1 box pie crust (2 count, example: Pillsbury Ready-to-Bake )
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup all purpose flour

Special Equipment

  • Rolling pin to roll out the pie crust
  • 8 x 11-inch baking dish


  1. Create flour slurry: Combine water and flour; whisk until combined. Set aside.
  2. Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C). 
  3. Combine canned peaches in heavy syrup, vanilla, cinnamon, lemon juice, nutmeg, butter, sugar, and salt in a medium-sized pot or saucepan over medium-high heat.
  4. Stir ingredients occasionally and cook until the butter melts completely.
  5. Pour in flour and water mixture; continue cooking and stirring for an additional 5 minutes, until the peach filling thickens.
  6. Grease baking dish with a non-stick cooking spray. Roll out one pie crust on a lightly floured surface to line the bottom of the dish, and cut it into a square to fit. 
  7. Pour filling over the pie crust in the baking dish. Top it off with the second pie crust and trim dough as needed. 
  8. Brush leftover filling from the saucepan over the top crust.
  9. Bake peach cobbler for 35-40 minutes until it’s golden brown and bubbling; allow it to cool down.
  10. Serve warm, family-style with a side of ice cream, if preferred. 

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  1. I made this peach cobbler and had to make another-it was delicious! Mine was really easy and made with canned, sliced peaches.
    Definitely will make.it again

    1. Love to hear that, Sheila! This peach cobbler is the best. We are thinking of making another similar recipe.

    1. Hi! Absolutely, you can use canned peaches in 100% fruit juice as a substitute for those in heavy syrup. However, since the fruit juice lacks the sweetness of the syrup, we recommend increasing the sugar in your recipe slightly to compensate for this. Additionally, it’s important to drain the peaches thoroughly before using them in your recipe to prevent excess liquid. This will help maintain the desired consistency and flavor. We hope this helps! If you have any more questions or need further assistance, feel free to reach out.

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